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Cross-Disciplinary Art: Publications

In the Publications Specialization, students address all areas of book and magazine publishing, both digital and print, from DIY endeavours to academic publishing.

Work included in OCAD University's Publications specialization launch, 2014. Photo by Sarah Mulholland.

Cross-Disciplinary Art: Publications

Cross-Disciplinary Art specializations engage course offerings from Art, Design and Liberal Arts & Sciences, fostering hybrid and collaborative methodologies, critical thinking, acquisition of business and entrepreneurial skills, and a multi-dimensional learning experience in a studio-based context.

An increased content of Liberal Arts and Sciences courses provides cultural and historical contexts for these practices, grounding students’ work in solid critical skills.

In the Publications Specialization, students address all areas of book and magazine publishing, both digital and print, from DIY endeavours to academic publishing. Considering publication in its broadest sense as a form of discourse for both personal and collaborative production, students are introduced to the breadth of possibilities in critical, textual and visual publishing.

Publications ties together courses from:

  • Printmaking
  • Photography
  • Integrated Media
  • Criticism & Curatorial Practice

As well, it draws on courses from Graphic Design and Liberal Arts and Sciences to give students a true cross-disciplinary experience and unique set of competencies and skills ranging from hybrid and collaborative methodologies to business and entrepreneurial skills that will allow them to succeed in the context of Ontario’s digital and creative economies.

For more information, view the Fall/Winter Undergraduate Calendar 2014/2015.

2015/2016 Program Overview

Course Code Course Title Credits
VISC-1001 Global Visual & Material Culture: To 1800 0.5
VISC-1002 Global Visual & Material Culture: To Present 0.5
ENGL-1003 The Essay and the Argument 0.5
  OR  
ENGL-1004 The Essay and the Argument: ESL 0.5
GART-1001 Drawing 1 0.5
GART-1004 Colour Exploration 0.5
GART-1005 Form & Structure 0.5
GART-1006 Time-Based Media 0.5
  AND ONE OF  
DRPT-2006 Figurative Drawing 0.5
DRPT-2015 Painting & Digital Imaging 1 0.5
INTM-2004 Sonic Arts 0.5
INTM-2006 Animation Fundamentals 0.5
INTM-2014 The Moving Image: Production I 0.5
FABR-2003 Intro to Fabrication: Mouldmaking 0.5
PHOT-2002 Black & White Photo I 0.5
PRNT-2001 Screenprinting 0.5
AND TWO OF
GART-1003 Digital Practices: Globalization 0.5
GART-1010 Digital Practices: Body and Technology 0.5
GART-1015 Creative Process: Painting 0.5
GART-1017 Creative Process: Printmaking 0.5
GART-1018 Creative Process: Wearable Art 0.5
GART-1019 Process of Digital Printmaking 0.5
GART-1021 Creative Process: Photography 0.5
GART-1022 Creative Process: 2D Animation 0.5
GART-1025 Narrative Strategies: Photo 0.5
GART-1026 Indigenous Sculpt Strategies 0.5
GART-1028 Nature & Culture: Drawing 0.5
GART-1030 Nature & Culture: Curatorial 0.5
GART-1031 Nature & Culture: Multidisciplinary Approaches 0.5
GART-1032 Site & Intervention: Critical Practices 0.5
GART-1034 Site & Intervention: New Media 0.5
GART-1035 Site & Intervention: SCIN 0.5
GART-1036 Creative Process: Art & Code 0.5
GART-1037 Creative Musical Instruments 0.5
GART-1038 Paper Cut-Outs & 3D Pop-Ups 0.5
Course Code Course Title Credits
CRCP-2001 Contemporary Issues: CRCP 0.5
CRCP-2003 Publications 1 0.5
GDES-1009 Communication Design 1 0.5
PRNT-2016 Nano Publishing 0.5
2000 Faculty of Art or Design studio elective 0.5
2000 1 ENGL Course 0.5
AND ONE OF
GDES-1015 Typography 1 0.5
PRNT-2017 Letterpress & Typography 0.5
AND ONE OF 0.5
GRPH-2004 Typography 2: Structures 0.5
INTM-2009 Online Art & Website Creation 0.5
PHOT-2004 Intro to Photography: Digital 0.5
PRNT-2010 Book Arts: Bookbinding 0.5
AND TWO OF
SOSC-2005 Introduction to Media Studies 0.5
VISA-2011 History of Printing & Printmaking 0.5
VISD-2004 History and Evolution of Typography 0.5
VISD-2006 Graphic Design History in the 20th Century 0.5
VISM-2004 Web Theory 0.5
Course Code Course Title Credits
CROS-3011 Learning in the Field I 0.25
CROS-3012 Learning in the Field II 0.25
CROS-3010 Publications: Editorial 0.5
CROS-3009 Publications: Dissemination 0.5
PRNT-3006 Pressing Issues 0.5
2000, 3000, or 4000 1 course HUMN, SCTM or SOSC 0.5
3000 or 4000 1 ENGL Course 0.5
AND TWO OF
CRCP-3004 Art Writing: A Workshop in Practice and Ideas 0.5
GDES-3086 Editorial Design: Authorship 0.5
GDES-3087 Editorial Design: Contemporary Issues 0.5
GDES-3088 Editorial Design: The Book 0.5
GRPH-2008 Typography 3: Advanced Structures 0.5
INTM-3006 Media Network Studio 0.5
PHOT-3015 Photography: Book Works 0.5
PRNT-3003 Text and Image 0.5
PRNT-3005 The Book as Art 0.5
PRNT-3008 From Paper to Book 1.0
AND TWO OF
(not already taken previously):
VISA-2011 History of Printing & Printmaking 0.5
VISA-3014 History and Theory of Art Criticism 0.5
VISD-2004 History & Evolution of Typography 0.5
VISD-2006 Graphic Design History in the 20th Century 0.5
VISD-3012 The Writing on the Wall: Radical Graphics & the Culture of Protest 0.5
VISM-2004 Web Theory 0.5
VISM-3005 Technology & Digital Culture 0.5
Course Code Course Title Credits
CROS-4004 Publications Capstone I 1.0
CROS-4005 Publications Capstone II 1.0
CROS 3001 Professional Practice 0.5
3000 or 4000 1 course HUMN, SCTM, or SOSC 0.5
3000 or 4000 1 ENGL Course 0.5
AND TWO OF
(not already taken previously):
CRCP-3004 Art Writing: A Workshop in Practice and Ideas 0.5
GDES-3086 Editorial Design: Authorship 0.5
GDES-3087 Editorial Design: Contemporary Issues 0.5
GDES-3088 Editorial Design: The Book 0.5
GRPH-4008 Production Processes in Graphic Design 0.5
PHOT-3017 Photosequence: Multiples & Text 1.0
PHOT-4008 Digital Intensive: The Photo 0.5
PRNT-4004 Book Works 0.5
AND ONE OF
VISM-4009 Global Mesh: Internet, Networks 0.5
VISC-4008 Art and Design Activism 0.5